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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911391/a-murine-model-of-group-b-streptococcus-vaginal-colonization
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Kathryn A Patras, Kelly S Doran
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus, GBS), is a Gram-positive, asymptomatic colonizer of the human gastrointestinal tract and vaginal tract of 10 - 30% of adults. In immune-compromised individuals, including neonates, pregnant women, and the elderly, GBS may switch to an invasive pathogen causing sepsis, arthritis, pneumonia, and meningitis. Because GBS is a leading bacterial pathogen of neonates, current prophylaxis is comprised of late gestation screening for GBS vaginal colonization and subsequent peripartum antibiotic treatment of GBS-positive mothers...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899925/increased-risk-of-group-b-streptococcus-invasive-infection-in-hiv-exposed-but-uninfected-infants-a-review-of-the-evidence-and-possible-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Nicolas Dauby, Mustapha Chamekh, Pierrette Melin, Amy L Slogrove, Tessa Goetghebuer
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a major cause of neonatal sepsis and mortality worldwide. Studies from both developed and developing countries have shown that HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) infants are at increased risk of infectious morbidity, as compared to HIV-unexposed uninfected infants (HUU). A higher susceptibility to GBS infections has been reported in HEU infants, particularly late-onset diseases and more severe manifestations of GBS diseases. We review here the possible explanations for increased susceptibility to GBS infection...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875686/early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-and-the-implementation-of-group-b-streptococcus-prophylaxis-in-a-brazilian-maternity-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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Felipe Teixeira de Mello Freitas, Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero
OBJECTIVES: To describe early-onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) epidemiology in a public maternity hospital in Brasilia, Brazil. METHODS: We defined EOS as a positive blood culture result obtained from infants aged ≤72h plus treatment with antibiotic therapy for ≥5 days. Incidence was calculated based on the number of cases and total live births (LB). This is a descriptive study comparing the period of 2012-2013 with the period of 2014-September 2015, before and after implementation of antibiotic prophylaxis during labor for group B streptococcus (GBS) prevention, respectively...
November 19, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787388/hydrocephalus-secondary-to-chemotherapy-in-a-case-of-prenatally-diagnosed-giant-immature-grade-3-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ioan Sarbu, Demetra Socolov, Razvan Socolov, Ingrith Miron, Mioara Trandafirescu, Smaranda Diaconescu, Carmen Iulia Ciongradi
INTRODUCTION: Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a rare tumor in the general population, arising from multipotent stem cells. Whereas most of the cases diagnosed postnatally have good prognosis, the rate of mortality and morbidities associated with prenatally diagnosed SCT remain high, with a reported mortality rate of 30% to 50%. The outcome of fetal SCT can be unpredictable, with some cases with slow growth during fetal life, whereas others grow rapidly, causing multiple complications; also, some of these tumor will develop triggering fetal (preterm delivery, high-output cardiac failure, hydrops fetalis, intrauterine death) or maternal complications (distocia, placentomegaly, maternal mirror syndrome-preeclampsia)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776846/-prevention-of-preterm-birth-complications-by-antenatal-corticosteroid-administration
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T Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short- and long-term benefits and risks associated with antenatal administration of a single course of corticosteroids and the related strategies: multiple and rescue courses. METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign obstetrical societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: Antenatal administration of a single course of corticosteroids before 34 weeks of gestation is associated in the neonatal period with a significant reduction of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and death (LE1), and in possibly childhood with a reduction of cerebral palsy and increased psychomotor development index and intact survival (LE3)...
October 21, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717356/estimating-the-costs-for-the-treatment-of-abortion-complications-in-two-public-referral-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-study-in-ouagadougou-burkina-faso
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Patrick G C Ilboudo, Giulia Greco, Johanne Sundby, Gaute Torsvik
BACKGROUND: Treatment costs of induced abortion complications can consume a substantial amount of hospital resources. This use of hospitals scarce resources to treat induced abortion complications may affect hospitals' capacities to deliver other health care services. In spite of the importance of studying the burden of the treatment of induced abortion complications, few studies have been conducted to document the costs of treating abortion complications in Burkina Faso. Our objective was to estimate the costs of six abortion complications including incomplete abortion, hemorrhage, shock, infection/sepsis, cervix or vagina laceration, and uterus perforation treated in two public referral hospital facilities in Ouagadougou and the cost saving of providing safe abortion care services...
October 7, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586209/critically-ill-obstetric-patients-requiring-mechanical-ventilation-in-rural-western-india-a-retrospective-analysis
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Smruti B Vaishnav, Bhalendu Vaishnav, Kailas N Desai, Nitin S Raithatha, Neeta S Bose
BACKGROUND: There is a dearth of studies on the clinical profile and therapeutic aspects of critically ill obstetric patients from rural areas, especially those requiring tertiary care support and ventilator therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the aetiological, clinical, interventional and outcome-related factors of obstetric patients requiring mechanical ventilation in western India. We analysed factors that influence seeking of antenatal care, pregnancy and its complications, severity assessment score, indications and initiation of mechanical ventilation, multiorgan failure and their correlation with maternal mortality...
March 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547966/an-elevation-of-serum-ferritin-level-might-increase-clinical-risk-for-the-persistence-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-sepsis-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-erythropoietin-treated-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Masayuki Ochiai, Hiroaki Kurata, Hirosuke Inoue, Koichi Tanaka, Yuki Matsushita, Junko Fujiyoshi, Yoshifumi Wakata, Kiyoko Kato, Tomoaki Taguchi, Hidetoshi Takada
BACKGROUND: The substantial risk of iron overload is not routinely monitored in most of the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Japan; however, blood transfusion is an essential strategy for successfully treating preterm low-birth-weight infants. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the iron status and clinical features of infants with a birth weight of <1,500 g, i.e. very-low-birth-weight infants (VLBWIs). METHODS: This prospective observational study enrolled 176 (82...
August 23, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533103/evaluation-and-management-of-newborns-with-suspected-early-onset-sepsis-comparison-of-two-approaches-and-suggestion-for-guidelines
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Arieh Riskin, Yael Aloni, Amir Kugelman, Arina Toropine, Waseem Said, David Bader
Objective Although its incidence is declining with the widespread use of intrapartum antibiotics, early-onset sepsis (EOS) continues to be associated with high morbidity and mortality. Maternal, infant, and peripartum risk factors, as well as infant's laboratory tests, have been used to try and identify asymptomatic newborns at risk. In this study, we reevaluate the management of newborns at risk for EOS by comparing our outcomes using two different approaches. Study Design Comparison of clinical data and outcomes of newborns at risk for EOS between two study periods, in which we have used two different protocols for their evaluation and management...
August 17, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512494/two-case-reports-of-generalized-pustular-psoriasis-of-pregnancy-different-outcomes
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REVIEW
Aoibheann Flynn, Naomi Burke, Bridgette Byrne, Noreen Gleeson, Bairbre Wynne, Louise Barnes
Generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy is a rare dermatosis with potential serious consequences for both the mother and fetus. Treatment is difficult and historically steroids were the mainstay of treatment. Cyclosporin has been used for a few cases resistant to steroids. We report our own experience of two cases of generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy. Cases of generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy need review by a dermatologist with experience of skin disorders in pregnancy. Both the fetus and mother need to be monitored closely when systemic illness occurs, as there is a risk of stillbirth...
June 2016: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435163/metformin-in-women-with-type-2-diabetes-in-pregnancy-mity-a-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Denice S Feig, Kellie Murphy, Elizabeth Asztalos, George Tomlinson, Johanna Sanchez, Bernard Zinman, Arne Ohlsson, Edmond A Ryan, I George Fantus, Anthony B Armson, Lorraine L Lipscombe, Jon F R Barrett
BACKGROUND: The incidence of type 2 diabetes in pregnancy is rising and rates of serious adverse maternal and fetal outcomes remain high. Metformin is a biguanide that is used as first-line treatment for non-pregnant patients with type 2 diabetes. We hypothesize that metformin use in pregnancy, as an adjunct to insulin, will decrease adverse outcomes by reducing maternal hyperglycemia, maternal insulin doses, maternal weight gain and gestational hypertension/pre-eclampsia. In addition, since metformin crosses the placenta, metformin treatment of the fetus may have a direct beneficial effect on neonatal outcomes...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375613/hiv-exposed-uninfected-infants-in-zimbabwe-insights-into-health-outcomes-in-the-pre-antiretroviral-therapy-era
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Ceri Evans, Jean H Humphrey, Robert Ntozini, Andrew J Prendergast
The ZVITAMBO trial recruited 14,110 mother-infant pairs to a randomized controlled trial of vitamin A between 1997 and 2000, before the availability of antiretroviral therapy for HIV prophylaxis or treatment in Zimbabwe. The HIV status of mothers and infants was well characterized through 1-2 years of follow-up, leading to the largest cohort to date of HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants (n = 3135), with a suitable comparison group of HIV-unexposed infants (n = 9510). Here, we draw on 10 years of published findings from the ZVITAMBO trial...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27357953/community-s-perceptions-of-pre-eclampsia-and-eclampsia-in-sindh-pakistan-a-qualitative-study
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Asif Raza Khowaja, Rahat Najam Qureshi, Sana Sheikh, Shujaat Zaidi, Rehana Salam, Diane Sawchuck, Marianne Vidler, Peter von Dadelszen, Zulfiqar Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality is of global public health concern and >99 % of maternal deaths occur in less developed countries. The common causes of direct maternal death are hemorrhage, sepsis and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia. In Pakistan, pre-eclampsia/eclampsia deaths represents one-third of maternal deaths reported at the tertiary care hospital settings. This study explored community perceptions, and traditional management practices about pre-eclampsia/eclampsia. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in Sindh Province of Pakistan from February to July 2012...
2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356646/-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-term-infants
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T Qian, R Zhang, L Zhu, P Shi, J Yang, Y Liu, J L Yu, X G Zhou, Y Yang, Y P Qiu, L Liu, Q F Wei, F L Xu, Y F Li, C Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and outcomes of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in Chinese term infants population. METHODS: A national neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis network was established. Neonates as having necrotizing enterocolitis with gestation age ≥37 weeks were identified if they met the accepted diagnostic criterion during the study period from Jan 1(st) 2011 to Dec 31(st) 2011. The data of maternal and neonates' characteristics, the comorbidities, the clinical interventions prior to NEC, the clinical courses and radiology results, the medical and surgical treatment and the outcomes were collected...
June 14, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27343198/a-state-wide-assessment-of-the-association-between-epidural-analgesia-maternal-fever-and-neonatal-antibiotics-in-colorado-2007-2012
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Alice White, Daniel Olson, Kevin Messacar
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an association exists between epidural analgesia, maternal fever and neonatal antibiotic exposure in a state-wide birth cohort. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of the population-based Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment birth certificate database. Data included all reported births in the state of Colorado between 2007 and 2012. Live, non-preterm, vaginal, singleton, in-hospital births were included in analysis...
June 24, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27314174/routes-of-administration-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-preventing-infection-after-caesarean-section
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REVIEW
Ashraf F Nabhan, Nahed E Allam, Mohamed Hamed Abdel-Aziz Salama
BACKGROUND: Post-caesarean section infection is a cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Administration of antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended for preventing infection after caesarean delivery. The route of administration of antibiotic prophylaxis should be effective, safe and convenient. Currently, there is a lack of synthesised evidence regarding the benefits and harms of different routes of antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing infection after caesarean section. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to assess the benefits and harms of different routes of prophylactic antibiotics given for preventing infectious morbidity in women undergoing caesarean section...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27279855/empirical-use-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-the-prevention-of-early-onset-sepsis-in-neonates-a-pilot-study
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Mohamed Mansor Manan, Nazedah Ain Ibrahim, Noorizan Abd Aziz, Hanis Hanum Zulkifly, Yaser Mohammed Ali Al-Worafi, Chiau Ming Long
INTRODUCTION: To identify and assess the characteristics, risk and outcome of neonates treated with empiric antibiotics for suspected early onset sepsis (EOS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted at a Malaysian government hospital. Records of neonatal patients admitted within 72 h of life and prescribed with empirical antibiotic therapy for suspected EOS were reviewed. RESULTS: Three hundred and twenty-three cases met the inclusion criteria and were divided into gestational age (premature < 36 weeks; term ≥ 37 weeks) and birth weight (low birth weight (LBW) < 2...
June 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27244705/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-following-bevacizumab-injections-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Julie Morin, Thuy Mai Luu, Rosanne Superstein, Luis H Ospina, Francine Lefebvre, Marie-Noëlle Simard, Vibhuti Shah, Prakesh S Shah, Edmond N Kelly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Bevacizumab intravitreal injection, a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor, is used to treat retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). However, concerns have been raised regarding its systemic absorption and effect on developing tissues including brain. This study compared neurodevelopment at 18 months' corrected age in preterm infants of <29 weeks' gestation treated with bevacizumab versus laser ablation. METHODS: Data from the Canadian Neonatal Network and the Canadian Neonatal Follow-Up Network databases were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27229315/is-a-woolen-cap-effective-in-maintaining-normothermia-in-low-birth-weight-infants-during-kangaroo-mother-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Daniele Trevisanuto, Giovanni Putoto, Damiano Pizzol, Tiziana Serena, Fabio Manenti, Silvia Varano, Eleonora Urso, William Massavon, Ademe Tsegaye, Oliver Wingi, Emanuel Onapa, Giulia Segafredo, Francesco Cavallin
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hypothermia is an important challenge associated with morbidity and mortality. Preventing neonatal hypothermia is important in high-resource countries, but is of fundamental importance in low-resource settings where supportive care is limited. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a low-cost intervention that, whenever possible, is strongly recommended for temperature maintenance. During KMC, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend the use of a cap/hat, but its effect on temperature control during KMC remains to be established...
2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27222092/recognising-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-an-essential-step-in-appropriate-antimicrobial-use
#20
Wendy van Herk, Martin Stocker, Annemarie M C van Rossum
Early diagnosis and timely treatment of early onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) are essential to prevent life threatening complications. Subtle, nonspecific clinical presentation and low predictive values of biomarkers complicate early diagnosis. This uncertainty commonly results in unnecessary and prolonged empiric antibiotic treatment. Annually, approximately 395,000 neonates (7.9% of live term births) are treated for suspected EOS in the European Union, while the incidence of proven EOS varies between 0.01 and 0...
July 5, 2016: Journal of Infection
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